Former Los Alamitos City Council member Dean Grose filed his candidacy for the 2018 election on Tuesday, Aug. 7. He was elected to the council in 2006 and 2012, falling 108 votes short for re-election in 2016. “With four seats on the November ballot, I am asking for our voter’s support to return to the Council as their representative. We’ve seen a number of issues occur in the last two years that need addressing,” Grose said.
We continue to see issues with traffic flow and some solutions are available, he noted. “In addition, security and public safety are important to our residents and businesses, and addressing vehicle and business break-ins, we must maintain a safe quality of life for our small community that we are known for,” Grose continued. “Efforts to continue to attract new businesses are important as alternative revenues for the operation of our budget. Addressing the ongoing public employee pensions must be addressed, and changes are being proposed that can help reduce these charges.”
“I continue to be engaged in our community,” Grose noted. He is a 15-year member of the Los Alamitos/Seal Beach Rotary Club, with perfect attendance. He has been the chairman of the Regional Military Affairs Committee, at the Joint Forces Training Base, since 2003. This volunteer citizen committee, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, meets monthly with the command of JFTB, and receives briefs from the Base, the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, and the Coast Guard Base Long Beach/Los Angeles Harbor. There are more than 150 committee members.
Grose operated a medical service business from 1986 to 2014 in Los Alamitos and now provides business consulting on a part-time basis. He is a member of the Leadership Council of the Medical Reserve Corps of Orange County; an instructor in the “Stop the Bleed” program; an advanced team member of the CERT program at Long Beach Fire Department, and a CERT instructor.
A long-term supporter of Precious Life Shelter, he and his wife are supporters of “We Care”, “Grateful Hearts” and “CASA”. His wife is on the Precious Life Board of Directors and was recently honored by the Los Alamitos Museum for his community activity. They have five grown children, eight grand children and four great grandchildren. They live in the Old Town West neighborhood and have been residents since 1986.
This article was released by Dean Grose For Los Alamitos City Council 2018.